In order to achieve the purposes hereinafter set forth, this chapter defines and establishes the rights, duties and limitations attendant upon the uses of lands and buildings in the Village and prescribes procedures to be followed in the observance thereof. It shall be read and construed in combination with and not in lieu of all other pertinent and related laws and ordinances affecting the Village and the uses of lands and buildings therein, except that, if there is a clear conflict between any provisions of this chapter and that of any other ordinance of the Village, the terms of this chapter shall be deemed to prevail.
It is the intention of the Village:
To guide its future growth and development in accordance with a Comprehensive Master Plan of land use and population density that represents the most beneficial and convenient relationships among the residential, nonresidential and public areas within the Village, considering the suitability of each area for such uses as indicated by existing conditions, trends in population and mode of living and future requirements within the Village and in relationship to areas outside thereof.
To protect the character and social and economic stability of all parts of the Village, to encourage the orderly and beneficial development of all parts of the Village and to protect and conserve the value of land and buildings appropriate to the various districts established by this chapter.
To promote the most beneficial relationship between the uses of land and buildings and the street system which serves these uses, having particular regard to the potential amount and intensity of such land and building uses in relationship to the traffic capacity of the street system so as to avoid congestion in the streets; and to promote safe and convenient vehicular and pedestrian traffic movements appropriate to the various uses of land and buildings throughout the Village.
To provide adequate light, air and privacy, to secure safety from fire and other danger and to prevent overcrowding of the land and undue congestion of population.
To enhance the appearance of the Village as a whole.
To bring about the gradual conformity of the uses of land and buildings throughout the Village to the chapter as set forth herein and to minimize conflicts among the uses of land and buildings.
To provide a guide for public action in the orderly and efficient provision of public facilities and services and for private enterprise in building development, investment and other economic activity relating to uses of land and buildings throughout the Village.